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Onyekuru Replaced By Bonaventure For Nigeria’s Clash Against Ukraine
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Onyekuru Replaced By Bonaventure For Nigeria’s Clash Against Ukraine

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has called up Club Brugge forward Dennis Bonaventure as a replacement for Monaco’s Henry Onyekuru.

Nigeria play Ukraine in an international friendly fixture scheduled to take place at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday.

Onyekuru was listed as one of the players on Gernot Rohr's list for the game but it appears the forward would miss the game due to resident permit issues.

And now 21-year-old attacker, Bonaventure has been handed his maiden invitation to the national team as Onyekuru's replacement.

“It is true that I won’t be available for the match against Ukraine next week due to resident permit,” Onyekuru told AOI Football.

“I only arrived here less than a month and I’m yet to get my resident card, so if I leave now I won’t be able to return and will then have to apply for another visa to fly back to France.”

Onyekuru is the latest player to pull out for from next week's game, joining Wilfred Ndidi and Tyronne Ebuehi who withdrew through injury while Kenneth Omeruo is still processing his work permit in Spain.